Martin Road closed through Jan. 9

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

Martin Road Closure Map with DetourMartin Road is closed through Jan. 9, between Verboort Road and Highway 47, for emergency repairs.

The Council Creek culvert under Martin Road collapsed, causing a sinkhole under a significant portion of the road. Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation crews discovered the issue on Dec. 9  after noticing the pavement had settled.

The extent of the repairs is being evaluated; the closure is expected to last up to 30 days.

For updates, visit, follow @WashCoRoads on Twitter or call 503-846-ROAD (7623).

Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining a great transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users, and operating the County roadway system in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Public Affairs and Communications Manager